Saunie Gravely. Founder.

A West Virginia boy born and raised, this future Army Air Forces Gunnery Instructor leans on his unidentified rifle…with no glimmer of the post-WWII cargo & passenger airline he will found with veterans like himself.

Saunie Gravely founded Veterans Air at Newark Air Depot, New Jersey, with a maintenance base for a short time at Hendricks Field, Sebring, FL.   Saunie was President, Chairman of the Board, a stickler for well-maintained aircraft, and the motivation behind the endeavor.  Within weeks of his daughter’s birth in November, 1945, he named a company DC-3 after her- the GAYE LYN.

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